2019 Festival Lineup

Carmen Bradford & the TJO

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"TRIBUTE TO ELLA"

Vocalist with the world famous Count Basie Orchestra along with the great Toledo Jazz Orchestra headline the 2019 Festival lineup, performing in a ticketed concert on the Valentine stage.


Johnny Trudell Quintet

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Legendary Motown trumpeter Johnny Trudell brings his quintet to Toledo with a mix of jazz styles.  Free outdoor performance on the Fifth Third Bank Stage.

Ralphe Armstrong Quintet

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World renowned bassist Ralphe Armstrong has traveled the world with the likes of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa, Larry Coryell, Aretha Franklin, and Joey DeFrancesco.  Free outdoor performance on the Fifth Third Bank Stage.

BGSU Faculty Jazz Quintet

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BGSU jazz faculty combo.

Regional High School Bands

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The festival features several area high school bands.

Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band

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The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band has performed for Greenfield Village, the Sweet Adeline's Convention, MLB All Star Weekend, NCAA hockey, and much more.  This is the "Official Band" of the Detroit Tigers.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra

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40 years and counting, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra is the first stop for big band jazz throughout the Midwest.